Here’s an alarming statistic: Only 33% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup’s most recent study (from January of this year). Gallup has been studying the American workforce since 2008. This new report offers much food for thought regarding workforce engagement - like the mere 21% of employees that agree their performance is “managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.” Ouch.
We’ve been hearing for years that the workplace is evolving. And we have, of course, been trying to evolve with it and make the changes necessary to produce the best results. But how can we best know what changes are necessary - if we don’t have all of the information?
W. Edwards Deming, genius of management theory and the founder of most currently utilized quality control practices, said it best:
“Management’s overall aim should be to create a system in which everybody may take joy in his work.”
Enter the engagement survey. Surveys, when properly created and administered, can provide a wealth of information that encapsulates the priorities of employees. Accomodating those priorities in a way that benefits all team members is key to the engagement, commitment and longevity of those employees.
For more information, sample surveys and a side-by-side comparison of survey generators, check out our free guide, “Crafting an Employee Engagement Survey.”
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